1. Shelby Lynne Brings 'Love' In November

    August 24, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne has set a Nov. 13 release date for her next Island/Def Jam album, "Love, Shelby." The 13-song set was produced by Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette, Dave Matthews Band) an Singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne has set a Nov. 13 release date for her next Island…

  2. 'N Sync Drops Out Of Jacko Tribute

    August 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Owing to a scheduling conflict requiring its members to rehearse for the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, 'N Sync has pulled out of its planned appearance at a Sept. 7 Michael Jackson tribute concert Owing to a scheduling conflict requiring its members to rehearse for the upcoming MTV…

  3. Billboard Bits: Train, Fuel, Earl Scruggs, Travis Tritt

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Train, Fuel, Earl Scruggs, Travis Tritt Train and Fuel will take a break from their current tours to perform as part of the Sam Adams/VH1 World Class Summer Jam Saturday (Aug. 25) at the Fleet Pavilion in Boston. Tickets to the event are only available through radio station giveaways…

  4. Dave Matthews Band Preps New Live Album

    August 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews Band is planning an Oct. 23 release for its third live album, informatively titled "Live in Chicago 12/19/98." The two-disc, 16-song RCA set chronicles the group's performance at the cit Dave Matthews Band is planning an Oct. 23 release for its third live album,…

  5. Billboard Bits: Foo Fighters, Breathe, Firesign Theatre

    August 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Foo Fighters, Breathe, Firesign Theatre Foo Fighters have canceled the remaining three dates of their U.K. and European tour after drummer Taylor Hawkins was hospitalized yesterday morning (Aug. 20). Hawkins "apparently overindulged during festivities" following the Foo'…

  6. Billboard Bits: Bruce Springsteen, Weezer, Tupac Shakur

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Bruce Springsteen, Weezer, Tupac Shakur Bruce Springsteen surprised music fans with a trio of onstage performances on Saturday in his old stomping grounds of Asbury Park, N.J. The Boss started his day with a half-hour solo set that featured him playing a guitar and harmonica during…

  7. Billboard Bits: MTV VMAs, Whitney Houston, and more

    August 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV VMAs, Whitney Houston, Cowboy Junkies, Fabrice Morvan Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Ja Rule, and Staind have been added to the performance line-up for the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). Spears, who also performed at last year's ceremonies, will debut a new song, "…

  8. The Anglo Files

    August 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT New music from Los Chicharrons, K-Boy, X-Press 2, and Zohar; DMC/Technics Mixing Championships. Tummy Touch's Odd Couple This month (Aug 27 in U.K.) will see the release of "Blow for You/Blow for Me," the second album from Tummy Touch's eccentric funk-samba maestros Los…

  9. Alison Krauss Rides 'O Brother' Wave

    August 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT True to her traditional release pattern, Alison Krauss is following a solo effort -- in this case 1999's fine "Forget About It" -- with "New Favorite," a collection that reunites her with the band Uni True to her traditional release pattern, Alison Krauss is following…

  10. Billboard Bits: New Order, Opry/CMT, Dismemberment Plan

    August 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on New Order, Opry/CMT, Dismemberment Plan Revered U.K. electronic act New Order will give fans of preview of its forthcoming Reprise album, "Get Ready," Aug. 20 on streaming audio site Spinner.com . The site will allow fans to stream the album in its entirety from Aug. 20-Aug.…

  11. Billboard Bits: Radiohead, Joel, Baez, Les Paul

    August 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Radiohead, Billy Joel, Joan Baez, Les Paul Radiohead was forced to cancel two concerts in Centreville, Va., over the weekend due to flooding. The shows were scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 11-12) at Centreville's Bull Run Regional Park. Storms in the area late…

  12. Hot Product

    August 13, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from the Ozzfest tour, Phoebe Snow, the Derailers, a Twisted Sister tribute set, and more. The 'Ozz' Strikes Back "Ozzfest 2001 - The Second Millennium" (Epic) culls from live performances on this summer's ongoing Ozzfest hard rock festival tour.…

  13. Billboard Bits: Weezer, Dar Williams, Sarah Harmer

    August 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Weezer, Dar Williams, Sarah Harmer Although a spokesperson could not confirm any dates, sources tell Billboard.com that Weezer will kick off a long-awaited North American headlining tour Sept. 6, with fellow Interscope labelmates Cold supporting through Sept. 29. Weezer's lone…

  14. Billboard Bits: Madonna, Carole King, Macy Gray

    August 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Madonna, Carole King, Macy Gray Madonna will join Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, and Jason Alexander in giving her voice to DreamWorks' animated feature "Madagascar," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film centers around four zoo animals who are returned by ship to…

  15. 'O Brother' Leads Bluegrass Awards Nominations

    August 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Dan Tyminski -- a member of Alison Krauss' band Union Station who did the singing for George Clooney in the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" -- leads the list of nominees for this year's Internationa Dan Tyminski -- a member of Alison Krauss' band Union Station who…

  16. 'NOW' Holds 'N Sync To 1 Week At No. 1

    August 09, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The seventh volume of the "NOW! That's What I Call Music" (EMI/Universal/Sony/Zomba/Virgin) hit compilation series sold 621,000 copies in the U.S. in its first week, according to SoundScan, more than The seventh volume of the "NOW! That's What I Call Music" (EMI…

  17. Billboard Bits: Janet, System of a Down, Blind Melon

    August 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Janet, System of a Down, Blind Melon A bout with the flu has forced Janet Jackson to postpone two more shows on her All for You tour: last night's (Aug. 7) performance in Indianapolis and tonight's scheduled stop in Pittsburgh. The Indianapolis date has been rescheduled for…

  18. Billboard Bits: Lit, Little T & One Track Mike, and more

    August 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT NEws on Lit, Little T & One Track Mike, and more Modern rock act Lit will on Oct. 9 release "Atomic," the follow-up to 1999's "A Place in the Sun." The Dirty Martini/RCA album will be preceded later this month by the single "Lipstick and Bruises." As…

  19. Mellencamp, King To Finish Musical In 2002

    August 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT John Mellencamp and fiction writer Stephen King expect to complete the stage musical they're working on sometime in February. "Steve has written the most beautiful story," Mellencamp says. "I've writt John Mellencamp and fiction writer Stephen King expect to complete…

  20. Nashville Stars Sign On For CF Benefit

    August 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Vince Gill, Richard Marx, Kenny Loggins, Michael W. Smith, Kenny Chesney, Tammy Cochran and SHeDAISY will perform Oct. 1 at Nashville's All Star Music Bash, a charitable event that will benefit the Cy Vince Gill, Richard Marx, Kenny Loggins, Michael W. Smith, Kenny Chesney, Tammy Cochran…

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